GETTY/AFP The UK Department for International Development is believed to have given World Vision UK £22million
The compound in the north of the Gaza strip is maintained by Hamas – the militant Palestinian group identified as terrorists by Britain and the US.
But Israeli officials have alleged that the base is backed by funds funnelled from the charity World Vision – who receive money from the UK’s Department for International Development.
It is also believed the charity have received funds from the EU.
Australia has already banned funding for the charity, which helped those in need in the worst hit areas of the Middle East, over claims a senior charity official diverted tens of millions of pounds to funding terrorists.
Mohammad El Halabi served as manager of the Gaza branch of World Vision
And while the UK Department for International Development does not provide funds to the charity specifically for its work in Gaza, it is believed to have given World Vision UK £22million as part of its “programme partnership” arrangements.
It is unclear if any of these funds have found their way into the hands of Hamas.
The head of the charity in the Gaza Strip was charged by Israel for allegedly providing tens of millions of pounds in humanitarian funds to the militant group Hamas.
The accusations have sent shockwaves in the charity, who admitted they were "mystified" by the charges.
Mohammad El Halabi served as manager of the Gaza branch of World Vision.
He was arrested in June while allegedly crossing the border into the enclave, which is under the de facto rule of Hamas.
Israel’s domestic security agency Shin Bet alleges he used his position to divert tens of millions of dollars of humanitarian funds to paying the wages of Hamas fighters.
GETTY The base features tunnel into Israeli territories
The donations were allegedly used to build a military base, dig tunnels into Isreal, pay salaries in Hamas’s military wing and buy weapons for Hamas in the Sinai.
But a Hamas spokesman said the group denied any connection with the man.
Meanwhile a Department for International Development spokesman told the Daily Mail: “We do not provide any funding to World Vision UK for its work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including in Gaza.”